Degrees and Programs


Why study nutrition at Benedictine?

Reputation. Forbes magazine consistently lists Benedictine University among the top colleges and universities in the nation. The Benedictine University nutrition programs have been rated highly by our own students and alumni.

Faculty who care. We are concerned about you and your success and will provide help, support and career mentoring.

Concrete, practical, hands-on experiences. We will involve you in your educational endeavors. We strongly believe in “hands-on” learning and assessment. Nutrition courses use multiple methods of interaction and assessment, including authentic case studies, presentations, lesson plans, research, laboratory reports, debates and discussions. Nutrition majors have the opportunity to gain real on-the-job experience, confidence and networking through supervised practica.

Small class sizes. Smaller class sizes help students engage and promote more active learning and networking with your peers who are your future colleagues. Enrollment in nutrition courses ranges between eight and 24 students.

How does the program work?

The Benedictine University at Mesa Nutrition major is designed as a future-orientated, comprehensive, dynamic and interdisciplinary program. Cooperative learning from peers and mentors is encouraged and self-responsibility is stressed. Benedictine University at Mesa strives to develop an academic community that supports each person in the pursuit of knowledge and personal development. Our hope is to stir within each individual the hopes, dreams and passions to become their best, make a positive difference in the lives of others and continue to learn and develop lifelong.

Courses in written and oral communications, ethics, cultural heritage, and social and behavioral sciences provide a strong interdisciplinary foundation. Courses in lifecycle nutrition, community nutrition, medical nutrition and food science will focus your interests in nutrition. Specialty courses in assessment, education theory, program evaluation, group process, environmental nutrition and health in the aging population are designed to develop your knowledge and skills as a health educator. Throughout your coursework, you will apply and integrate the learning principles in a practical and problem-solving manner. The health education capstone is a field experience designed to apply your learning in a real-world setting.

If you plan to transfer to Benedictine University, you are strongly urged to meet in a timely manner with an admissions counselor and an academic advisor so that you may coordinate your plan and still complete the requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition within four years.

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Upcoming Events

M.B.A. Online Information Session Mesa
Mesa Branch Campus
6:00 PM
Event Details

M.B.A. Online Information Session Mesa

Date: February 20

Time: 6:00 PM

Campus: Mesa,Region - Arizona

Location: Online - RSVP for Instructions

Contact: Amy Drew

Freshman Fridays
Mesa Branch Campus
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Event Details

Freshman Fridays

Date: February 23

Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Campus: Mesa

Location: Benedictine University Mesa

Contact: Alan Daniels    (602) 888-5504

Event Description:

Experience BenU Mesa First-Hand.

Chat with a faculty member for your major. Get a financial aid assessment tailored to your needs. Meet other students. Check out beautiful downtown Mesa. 

Every Friday, we make time to meet with students like you who are preparing for their college experience. Schedule your visit today and find out more about what makes BenU Mesa a place where you can grow as a person while you prepare to lead in your career.

What to expect during your visit:

  • A campus tour given by one of our current students
  • The opportunity to meet the faculty and Student Life staff who help to make the BenU Mesa experience unique
  • An individual meeting with your Admissions Counselor to discuss your goals and plans, including:
    • Your college major and developing your future career
    • Financial aid and scholarships available to you
    • Student activities and athletics to pursue your interests
    • Campus ministry and service work at BenU Mesa

Click here to schedule your visit!

Masters of Tomorrow Exhibition
Mesa Branch Campus
Event Details

Masters of Tomorrow Exhibition

Date: February 24

Time: All Day

Campus: Mesa

Location: Benedictine University Mesa

Contact: Michael Tole    (480) 878-6708

Event Description:


  • To give young Arizona artists an opportunity to exhibit their artwork to the public.
  • To help make a college education affordable for young Arizona artists.

Why Apply?

  • Exhibit your artwork in a selective professionally juried show.
  • Win a scholarship to Benedictine University Mesa.
  • Gain prestige by having you work added to the permanent collection of a major university museum.

Three jurors will select a maximum of 100 works for the Masters of Tomorrow Exhibition at Benedictine University Mesa. From those 100 finalists, jurors will then select the prize winners.


All high school and community college students who currently reside in Arizona.


  • High School -- Fine Art & Graphic Design
  • Community College -- Fine Art & Graphic Design


Each student may submit up to three original works of art in any media. Specify art or design.

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: Midnight, Feb. 3, 2018
  • Finalists Announced: Feb. 9, 2018
  • Deliver Artwork: Feb. 16-17, 2018
  • Opening Reception: 3-5pm, Feb. 24, 2018
  • Exhibition: Feb. 24 - March 9, 2018
  • Pick-Up Artwork: 8-5pm, March 9-10


Best Fine Art Work: 50% tuition scholarship to Benedictine University Mesa.

Best Graphic Design Work: 50% tuition scholarship to Benedictine University Mesa.

2nd Prize, High School: $500 cash prize, and artwork will be accepted into the permanent collection of the Benedictine University Art Museum.

2nd Prize, Community College: $500 cash prize, and artwork will be accepted into the permanent collection of the Benedictine University Art Museum.

Last day to withdraw from Online Session 3 classes
Mesa Branch Campus
Event Details

Last day to withdraw from Online Session 3 classes

Date: February 25

Time: All Day

Campus: Mesa

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